Recreation Opportunities at
Fort Ord

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If you like great views, we've got them.  And if you like spectacular wildflower displays, we  have those too.  And if your are a fan of rugged trails, grab your mountain bike, your hiking boots or horse, and head on out to Fort Ord Public Lands.

You see we currently manage about 86 miles of world class road and trail for hikers, bikers, and equestrians, including about six miles of the Juan Batista de Anza National Historic Trail.  And when you come out, don't forget your cameras, because you have a great chance of seeing bobcats, coastal black tailed deer, coyotes, and if your lucky, maybe even a mountain lion.

Now the trails offer a great variety of challenge and are consistently rated by the Monterey County Herald as being the best place on the central coast for mountain bike riding.  In fact, the second largest mountain biking race event in the world is held on the BLMs trails at the Fort Ord public lands.

And with all the trail use, the BLM is proud to co-sponsor a local trail assistance patrol group known as BETA, or the Bicycle-Equestrian Trail Assistance group.  That group is a unique marriage of bikers, equestrians, and hikers, and they can easily be seen on the Fort Ord trails systems wearing orange uniforms.

Not only do the Fort Ord public lands have great trails, but we also offer some wonderful events.  Check out this website, http://www.blm.gov/ca/hollister/fort_ord/, or local newspapers to learn more about these great family fun activities.


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